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A solar chimney has been analyzed by solving its governing equations and compare with the simulated results. The solar absorbent of the chimney is selected as a black painted concrete, which is useful as an energy saver at night. The numerical simulation using ANSYS, based on solving the governing equations with suitable assumptions and boundary conditions for many variables such as the collector area, the chimney height, the ambient temperature, and the exit area of the chimney. The results shows that the chimney height and base area are very important parameters for improving the gained power, and it is also important to choose the region with suitable mean ambient temperature. And economically there are limitations to collector and chimney sizes to get suitable profit output power and any increment in system size becomes a small percentage increment in profit output power. The results compared with some experimental data from other results researchers and there is a good agreement between simulated and calculated results

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